Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigone  Audouin, 1826   30 species

Erigone svenssoni  Holm, 1975


Tibia of male palpal with strongly projecting apophysis. Epigyne with transverse folds on entire length. Prosoma dark red-brown, black patterned. Sternum black. Legs light reddish brown. Opisthosoma dark grey.

Body length male: 3.1 mm
Body length female: 2.45-3.35 mm
Additional information

In fens

The species is found in the wettest parts of bogs and fens, usually in areas of exposed mud and detritus without vegetation cover where it spins its web over small depressions in the mud surface. May easily be overlooked.

Character states from linyphiid key
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to West Siberia)

Aakra K, Morka G H, Antonson A, Farlund M, Wrånes R E, Frølandshagen R, Løvbrekke H, Furuseth P, Fjellberg A, Lemke M, Pfliegler W P, Andersen S, Olsen K M, Aadland B, Berggren K (2016) Spiders new to Norway (Arachnida, Araneae) with ecological, taxonomical and faunistic comments. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 63: 6-43

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Holm Å (1975) A new species of the genus Erigone Sav. & Aud. (Araneae: Erigonidae) from Swedish Lapland. Ent Tidskr 96: 17-23

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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